Hibs boss' relief as Dickoh fit to return to training

HIBS manager Colin Calderwood admitted his relief today after doctors gave Francis Dickoh the all-clear to return to training.

The defender, who joined the Easter Road side from FC Utrecht in the summer, received several minutes of treatment on the pitch during the game against Motherwell on Saturday before being stretchered off after taking a heavy knock to his face.

It had been feared that the Ghanaian, who scored Hibs' third goal in the 3-0 win over Rangers a week ago, may have suffered a fracture to his cheekbone following a clash of heads with former Easter Road forward Alan Gow.

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However, X-rays showed that there was no break and Calderwood revealed the player is expected to be available for selection for this weekend's trip to face Inverness in the SPL on Saturday afternoon.

Calderwood, who was at Pittodrie last night to watch Scotland take on the Faroe Islands, said: "Francis seems to be okay, he had to have a couple of days off after taking the knock against Motherwell, but he was allowed to come back into training yesterday.

"There was no fracture when the X-ray came back, so that was a bit of a relief to everyone.

"It looked to be a really sore one at the time but for the scans to come back clear was really good news for us.

"We'll obviously have to see how he is tomorrow and Friday but it looks like he will be available for selection for the weekend."

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